Hip Injuries in Workers Compensation
Each year millions of employees are hurt on the job. Many of these injuries involve legs or hips.
Leg and hip injuries are often debilitating and may affect your ability to sit, stand, walk, and work. When conservative treatment fails, extensive surgical procedures such as a hip replacement surgery may be necessary. Mark and his team will help you obtain coverage for medical expenses, healing period benefits, and permanent partial disability benefits.
No two workers’ comp claims are alike. You should contact Mark to evaluate the following factors before accepting a workers’ compensation settlement for your leg or hip injury:
- Your pre-injury average weekly wage and corresponding rate.
- Type of future medical treatment needed. Leg and hip surgeries are expensive. If you require an osteotomy or total hip replacement, you should plan for substantial future medical expenses.
- Level of permanent disability. You will be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits if your leg or hip injury causes permanent loss of use. An impairment rating is necessary to receive these benefits.
- Whether you suffer additional injuries either at the time of the accident or as a consequence of the initial injury. A leg or hip injury can affect your gait, causing problems with your back, knee, spinal cord, or other leg. You may be entitled to benefits for these consequences of the initial work injury.
These are just some of the factors to consider when negotiating a workers’ compensation claim leg/hip injury settlement in Iowa.
Get Legal Help From a Trusted Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have suffered a hip-related injury or have previous condition due to job-related activities, Mark will be your legal resource and help you receive all available workers’ compensation benefits. His team provides 1-on-1 personalized service and has protected injured workers rights in Eastern Iowa for more than 35 years. Mark represents injured workers in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Iowa City and surrounding Eastern Iowa counties.